[photo: Pair of Old West Guns]

Gunfight at the OK Corral
--Tombstone, Arizona--

26 October 1881


Law

Wyatt Earp
Virgil Earp (wounded)
Morgan Earp (wounded)
John Henry "Doc" Holliday (wounded)

Cowboys

Joseph Isaac "Ike" Clanton
Billy Clanton (killed)
Frank McLaury (Witnesses confirmend it was Wyatt Earp who shot and killed Frank McLaury in the opening moments of the OK Corral Shoot-Out.)
Tom McLaury (killed)
Billy "The Kid" Clairborne

The 30-second shootout left three cowboys dead and Virgil Earp and Morgan Earp badly wounded. The shootout actually took place in a vacant lot near the intersection of Third Street and Fremont Street behind the OK Corral next to C.S. Fly's Boarding House and Photo Studio. The shooting started when Billy Clanton and Frank McLaury cocked their pistols. The Earps and Doc Holliday were arrested for murder by Sheriff Behan. At the trial following the gunfight, it was determined that the Earps acted within the law.


Wyatt Earp Family History
Doc Holliday Family History
John Henry Doc Holliday, biography

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